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How the evolving public option has changed so far

The bills that would set up a public option for health insurance across Washington State made it out of committee in both chambers ahead of...Read More

Long-Term Care Trust Act clears another hurdle

The House passed the Long-Term Care Trust Act off the floor Thursday in a 63-33 vote. If the bill makes it through the Senate and...Read More

House passes Tobacco 21 bill

The House passed a bill off the floor Wednesday that would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco and vapor products in Washington from 18...Read More

Mayor Durkan highlights homelessness, education, and Seattle’s future in State of the City address

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan delivered her State of the City address on Tuesday at North Seattle College. The 40-minute speech focused on homelessness and affordable...Read More

Bill to eliminate the death penalty moves to the House

Last Friday, the Senate passed a bill, requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, that would eliminate the death penalty. Under the bill, people convicted of...Read More

Bills would require presidential candidates to release tax returns

The House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee heard public testimony last week on a bill that would require presidential hopefuls to publicly release a...Read More

Public weighs in on a simple majority for school-district bonds

Washington’s House Education Committee heard public testimony Thursday on a bill that would allow a simple majority of voters to pass school district bonds. As...Read More

Boldt: SB 5905 & “The rise of the Luddite Democrats”

Senator Saldaña and her colleagues want to demand that the ports of Washington State never use advanced technology to load and unload cargo. Ports are...Read More

Senate legislation would protect vulnerable employees from sexual harassment

Having passed off the Senate floor, SB 5258 now heads to the House for further consideration....Read More

House Democrats’ affordable-housing package

An affordable housing shortage and rise of homelessness in Washington are well-known priorities on both sides of the aisle this session — both parties have...Read More